Italian Mafia

“In 1987, during a Republican fund-raising lunch, Passalaqua says, the restauranteur – who was later indicted as part of an alleged drug-dealing operation run by the Nicodemo Scarfo organized-crime family (the charges were later dropped) – told him there was someone he should meet. Passalaqua says it ended up being the head of the Gambino crime family, John Gotti.” Joe Passalaqua, owned Flip Over gym, 103 kills as a hit man, busted after his September 13, 2009, offer to Chris Kontos, Greek-American NJ strip club owner. The Hit Man Next Door: Did A Jersey Gymnastics Coach Kill for the Mob? Rolling Stone David Kushner, August 10, 2016